The cheapest times to fly from LSE to BFL are

  • January 1st to February 25th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • July 9th to September 23rd
  • October 22nd to November 11th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from LSE to BFL is early December. Prices can be as high as $1171 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $369 for Tuesday flights around early December.


When to Fly to Bakersfield

Flying from La Crosse, WI (LSE) to Bakersfield, CA (BFL) will usually cost between $427 to $813 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $477. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $841. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $364 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $574 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LSE to BFL flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LSE to BFL route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

LSE to BFL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LSE to BFL flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from La Crosse. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $252 (35%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $472. Return trip prices are from the BFL to LSE flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from LSE to BFL can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 3 hour 50 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from LSE to BFL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, CA

  • 109 miles (175 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 28.77% less expensive than BFL
  • 1-layover flights available

See LSE to LAX flights

Destination alternative #2: John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, CA

  • 139 miles (224 km) away from BFL
  • Usually 18.22% less expensive than BFL
  • 1-layover flights available

See LSE to SNA flights


Flight Hacking LSE to BFL

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from LSE to BFL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (LSE > DFW > BFL)

  • Price for both tickets: $562
  • Average savings: $12 (2.01%)

See LSE to DFW flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from LSE to BFL? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Meadows Field Airport to La Crosse Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1580 miles or 2543 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from LSE to BFL?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LSE to BFL flight is about 3 hour 50 minutes.

How many flights go between La Crosse, WI and Bakersfield, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 18 available flights from LSE to BFL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LSE
Origination airport name La Crosse Regional Airport
City La Crosse, WI
Country the United States
Latitude 43.9
Longitude -91.3

Return Airport

Destination code BFL
Destination airport name Meadows Field Airport
City Bakersfield, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 35.4
Longitude -119.1


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